The first step in the Invisalign®️ process is to have one of our dentists at (Woodbridge Comfort Dental Care in Woodbridge check your teeth to find out if you qualify for the clear aligners. Thanks to improved technology, the aligners can correct more problems than ever before, including:
- Misaligned bites
- Crooked Teeth
- Crowded Teeth
- Gaps in Teeth
If our dentist determines that Invisalign®️ can straighten your teeth, he or she will take x-rays of them, along with photographs and impressions, to send to the company. When the company receives your information, they will make a 3D model of your teeth and a computer model showing how the aligners will work to straighten your teeth.
Making the Aligner Trays
Once the treatment plan is approved, the company makes the aligners out of a clear, plastic material that doesn’t contain BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten. It takes about four weeks before they will arrive at our Woodbridge Comfort Dental Care. Once they arrive, we will call you to fit the first trays and answer any questions you have so that you can take the rest of them home to begin the treatment plan.
How Often are the Trays Changed?
Each aligner is worn 22 to 24 hours a day. You can take them out to eat, brush your teeth, and to play sports. As our dentists near you in Woodbridge will instruct you, wear them the aligners for one to two weeks before changing them for a new set of trays.
Each aligner moves your teeth about 1/10mm per tray, and when you need new trays. One of our dentists at Woodbridge Comfort Dental Care in Woodbridge will evaluate your teeth, and you will receive a new set to keep moving them, or you may need to repeat the last set if your teeth didn’t move into the proper position.
Maintaining Your New Smile
Once your teeth are corrected, you will need to wear retainers to ensure they stay in this new position. Our dentists at Woodbridge Comfort Dental Care in Woodbridge, will let you know how long to wear them to ensure your new smile stays in place for the rest of your life.